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How To Tell When a Trainer Sucks

Published August 13th, 2014     In Categories: Articles, For Trainers



This is one of the best articles I have read on what it takes to be a good personal trainer. Christian Thibaudeau writes about learning from his own mistakes and also shares some of the biggest mistakes other coaches/trainers have made. Read more here: How To Tell When a Trainer Sucks.


“Be the guy who’s eager to share his passion and who can’t wait to learn new things.”

Structure(d) Training Seminar in NYC

Published August 8th, 2014     In Categories: Events, For Trainers



Chad will be teaming up with powerhouse trainers this weekend in NYC to share some of the wisdom, knowledge, and insight you need to become successful in your field.


WHEN: Sunday, August 10th, 11a-5pm

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Knowledge-thirsty personal trainers looking to advance their craft via continuing education while getting CEU’s and CEC’s

WHERE: The Snatchery by MFF, 411 W 39th Street, New York, NY 10018


In this presentation, Chad will discuss how including powerlifting in your clients’ programs can do more than improve their max bench press. Chad will teach his approach to progressing into the powerlifts for the average client. He’ll also talk about how starting your own powerlifting team and entering meets can promote client adherence and retention.

Click here for details and registration information.


This is a great article by Adam Bornstein about what really matters in the fitness industry. Read it. Then read it again. Good stuff.

Top 5 Ways You Know You’ve Made It In The Fitness Industry

Anti-fast Results and Anti-instant Gratification

Published August 5th, 2014     In Categories: Uncategorized


Jessi Kneeland has nailed it with this one! Check out her article, “The Tiny Tweak That Makes Fitness Fun, Effective, and Easy to Stick With Forever.”

Some of the highlights include:

  • Internal Motivation vs. External Goals
  • The “About-to-Die” Factor
  • There’s No Such Thing as “Right”
  • Bonus: Meet Your Goals and Maintain Your Gains
  • Practice Makes … Even Better Practice


“ The future of the fitness industry should be anti-fast results and anti-instant gratification.”

-Jessi Kneeland


Top 5 Reasons Your Diet Isn’t Working

Published July 29th, 2014     In Categories: Articles, Diet, For Trainers, Guest Blog Posts

Disappointed Girl on Scale

Do you ever wonder why your current diet may not be working? Click here to read one of my most popular guest blog posts, “Top 5 Reasons Your Diet Isn’t Working.” It was the second most popular post ever on Tom Venuto’s Burn The Fat Blog!

If you missed it the first time around, or just need a reminder, please check it out.

Secret Tips from Chad Landers for Corbin Bleu

Published July 25th, 2014     In Categories: Articles, Press

corbin-bleu Chad Landers has secret tips for some of his most faithful clients, like Corbin Bleu of “Dancing with the Stars.”  While he wouldn’t “prescribe” this regimen for everyone – Mens Health gives away some of Chad’s secrets for losing water weight. Chad is very proud of Corbin, and his work in the gym – which is always the #1 goal, apart from all of the super ninja water weight “secrets.”

How Corbin Bleu from Dancing with the Stars Prepares at PUSH

Published July 23rd, 2014     In Categories: Articles, Press

Dancing with the Stars’ Corbin Bleu has been training at PUSH since he was 18 years old. In this video from Access Hollywood, Corbin gives us a peek into one of his tougher daily workouts with Chad.

Since Corbin was going shirtless on live television this particular week, check out how Chad pushes the limits to help give Corbin’s already awesome abs that extra “kick.”


I recently linked up with Tim Arndt to talk about training famous people, powerlifting for fitness, and some of my pet peeves.

We discussed:

  • How I got involved in the fitness industry
  • How I (and some of my clients) use powerlifting to stay motivated
  • How crayons relate to fitness
  • What my greatest challenge has been with a client
  • My #1 piece of fitness advice
  • What my pet peeves are in the industry (this starts at minute 51)
  • And what my favorite beer is


Read more at TimArndtFitness.com

Welcome to the New PUSH Private Fitness dot com!

Published September 12th, 2013     In Categories: Uncategorized

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks for me personally, and for the growth of PUSH Private Fitness!!

First and foremost, I need to thank my friend and client Drew Lucas and his crew at Radar Creative for doing such an outstanding job both on the design of the new website, as well as getting it done under a time crunch! If you need help with your website, please give Radar a look!

drew Drew Lucas


Secondly, it would have been impossible to have the high quality video content of our site without the hard work, creativity, and enthusiasm of my friend (and yes, another client) Eddie Matos. In addition to being a fine actor, Eddie’s talents as a director, camera man and editor are unrivaled. Thank you Eddie!

eddie Eddie Matos



A final thanks goes to several people who’ve played an integral part in my development as a trainer, writer, and person.

1. Martin Rooney


Martin has been a friend and mentor to me for the last few years. Martin lives life with PASSION. If you can’t become motivated by him, I doubt anyone can motivate you. Thank you Martin for always leading by example and for showing me to follow my compass. (Check out Martin at Training For Warriors dot com.)

2. Jon Goodman

Jon Goodman


Jon is almost single-handedly responsible for my writing efforts. He coerced, cajoled, and downright demanded that I write my first article on his website The PTDC dot com. He continues to be a bug in my ear urging me to write more and share my experiences with others. Thanks for the PUSH, Jon!


3. Louise & Jim McKenzie



Louise and Jim are responsible for the “Ask Chad” posts that appear on my blog. All those posts originally appeared as a monthly column in their digital magazine Every Little Thing: Birth & Beyond. A tireless couple who are passionate about both fitness, and children, they are a growing force in the industry and I look forward to future collaborations with them!


A final thanks goes out to all of you reading this post. The blog and website would be nothing without visitors! Thank you for your support!

Top 5 Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results in the Gym

Published August 14th, 2013     In Categories: Articles

(This post originally appeared on my friend Jon-Erik Kawamoto’s site here. And again on Yahoo’s The Post Game here.)


After over 20 years in the personal training business, I’ve come to realize that many people still have problems achieving their personal fitness goals. While this is good for my business, the vast majority of people will be training on their own without a trainer. So it’s with these folks in mind that I’m writing this guest blog for Jon.

Regardless of the goal (fat loss, muscle gain, or performance), I believe there are a few commonalities to the lack of results the average trainee experiences.

Read more →